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Poster: oak464 Date: Oct 23, 2010 3:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: songs playing contimuously through a set

for the past several months, i cannot get songs to play consecutively within a set. each individual song stops when it is over and i have to manually click "forward" for every new song. this was never an issue before recently, and had occurred on my home and work PC's.

does anybody have any helpful advice?

thanks in advance!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 28, 2010 9:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: songs playing contimuously through a set

Best Way to go - NO PROBLEMS going this way!
The very best way to go is to use the links over to the left top of the screen -- VBR M3U (Hi-Fi) or 64Kbps M3U (Lo-Fi). They'll play the whole uninterrupted show in your default audio application.

In this mode, you are downloading a playlist file, called a "M3U" file. It is a Text File which contains a playlist. Each track is listed inside this text file - for the entire show. Your Audio Player application (external to your web browser) will be commanded to launch. Then it will stream your playlist using each track's source file. Many Windows users like myself are using the WinAmp Player. WinAmp Standard is free of charge.

Other Way to go - this is where the problems are!
The streaming audio player, embedded into your web browser - that you are complaining about, appears in the upper right side of a show's page. It is played through a different way, using a 3rd party player known as a "Flow player." It is a 3rd party application. In this case, it is the Adobe Flasher Player. When streaming was first introduced on the LMA, it was used as a quick way users could stream. A control panel and the show's audio playlist is right on the web page. You need not launch a separate application. The 'in-page' Flash player feeds the streams of Audio from the variable bitrate (VBR) stream audio files.

The problem is that because it is a 3rd party item, it has been difficult to work with & mold to the LMA uses. Other code problems exist at times. The bugs eventually get worked out, but it takes time.

If you are having problems going this way, you should first go to this Adobe Flash Player web page. The table provided contains the latest Flash Player version information available, AND, which version you are currently using. Adobe recommends that all Flash Player users upgrade to the most recent version of the player through the "Player Download Center" to take advantage of security updates.

You should then delete your Web Browser's HISTORY in order to clear your Internet Archive's COOKIE from your Browser. You are now in the DEFAULT state.

When you browse a web page for a show on The Archive, the built-in Flash Player's default control panel will look like this:

dead-head_Monte-flash_player2.jpg

new Audio Tag control panel looks like this:

dead-head_Monte-flash_player3.jpg

We are having some bugs right now. Both Flash Player audio tags, or Control Panels, are messed up. Usually the problem is it stops at the end of any track, every time. Often, it will play 3 or 4 tracks, then it stops. It's intermittent.

The newer Audio Tag is much more reliable for playing tracks continuously. Switching over to the new tag causes a large pause or hesitation at the start of every Track. It lasts about 5 seconds. It's quite annoying. Sometimes this tag causes NO CONTROL PANEL to appear on some shows. It's intermittent. In this case, you have to switch back to the old tag. Deleting your browser's HISTORY deletes your COOKIES. This generates a reset for the audio tag. Now you'll see your default Control Panel. This is one way you can toggle back and forth. The Archive may provide a link for going back. Sometimes right-clicking, while hovering anywhere over The Flash Player, will provide a "go back" selection for you.

known as toggle your cookies

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 28, 2010 10:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: songs playing contimuously through a set

Try downloading shows and items that you are having problems streaming from. Our impending loss of Net Neutrality means, "Get it now, while the 'getting' is good." Here's how to do that...

You can download and run Mozilla Firefox totally free of charge.

Immediately, add these 2 Tools:

1) Download Them All -- DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time and, it's fully integrated into Firefox browser. Best way to go for grabbing an entire show! -- from GD Audience recordings, from any Band's show in the LMA Collections, from other Archive Collections... images, video, ZIPs...


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2) Download Helper -- Download Helper is a free Firefox extension for downloading and converting videos from many sites with minimum effort. Install the extension. Using Download Helper, you can easily save videos from most of the popular video sites. It is also possible to capture all the images from a gallery in a single operation. -- so, you can download, save, and replay YouTube clips offline in the free Win Amp Player -- "Standard Edition" is free.

Playing your FLACs and SHNs in Win Amp
FLAC Plug-in for Win Amp
SHN Plug-in for Win Amp

Tips for converting your audio files using the free Trader's Little Helper s/w
-- decoding FLAC and SHN files to WAVs for CD burning
-- encoding files from WAVs to MP3s -- VBR is recommended -- for playing tracks your i-Pod

Please support Net Neutrality. Without a free and open Internet, it would no longer be a level playing field. Instead, MEDIA MOGULS will create a corporate-controlled Internet for the big guys, and crumbs for the rest of us. Get ready to pony up people. The toll lanes and toll booths are coming to an ISP near you. That's what this means to you.

You can "kiss goodbye free downloading music, free streaming music, free viewing images, movies, and texts on The Internet Archive forever!" The only thing you will be getting "for free" are ads, spam, phishing, spy-bots, propaganda items, brainwashing, lies, infomercials, and Garbage! - 24/7/365! Just take a moment and check it out.

It would open the door to outright blocking of political content big corporations don't like, just as Verizon did recently with text messages from NARAL Pro-choice America. And it would make it much harder for new innovations like the next YouTube to get off the ground. Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace social networking sites will be off limits to you, unless you enjoy sharing free corporate infomercials with your friends.

2 more "things":

Voter-aged USA citizens, PLEASE vote in the 2010 November Elections.
Bring all our troops home immediately.

Peace

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Oct 23, 2010 3:50pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: songs playing contimuously through a set

see this thread and others like it:

http://www.archive.org/post/330328/crisis

monte is helpful.